Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School at UT Austin.
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It’s been almost five years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made emergency contraception available without a prescription for all consumers, but a new study suggests it may not be any easier for some teens to buy the drug at pharmacies. LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken discusses.
Women who don’t have access to reproductive health clinics can safely use telemedicine services to consult with a doctor and get drugs to terminate their pregnancy without surgery, suggests a study conducted by LBJ professor Abigail Aiken.
Medical abortion using online telemedicine and self-administered medication can be highly effective with low rates of adverse events according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
Women living in countries with strict anti-abortion laws have long turned to dangerous methods to end their pregnancies, but the internet has slowly changed the nature of “back-alley” abortions by making the abortion pill available to women worldwide. A new study from LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken is one of the first to analyze the outcomes of women who go online to order abortion pills. Researchers found that they are able to end their pregnancies safely and effectively ― even without a doctor. And even while living in areas where abortion is criminalized.
Online abortion services can offer an alternative to unsafe methods to end a pregnancy, research from LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken has suggested.
Abortion pills are as safe as clinical abortion, according to new research from the LBJ School's Abigail AIken.
Almost 95% of those seeking drugs and advice online safely ended their pregnancy without medical intervention, say LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken, although women should still be wary of scammers.
Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study.
Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
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